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March 2014

Review: Babymetal – Babymetal

Three Japanese teenage girls making heavy metal music, if this scenario sounds weird to you, well, it sounded weird to me when I was first introduced to the band a few months ago. Just a bit of background on the band: Babymetal is a constructed band, the members are all …

Dr Gears – A Steampunk game out of Hungary

It is with great pleasure I share this press release and feature with you. It reached me from Hungary, where at least some of my ancestors dwelled not so many generations ago: Dr Gears is here, the most complex gear-system construction app for iOS Dr Gears Studio launched the most …

Review: The Violent Century by Lavie Tidhar

The Violent Century is yet another tale with which Lavie Tidhar demonstrates his superb skills as a storyteller. The Violent Century reads like a Silver Age superhero comic. Every scene in the book is like a page in a comic, the whole novel feels like a comic book but yet …

Steampunk animated short Mr. Hublot wins Academy Award

Well, so much for Steampunk being in the spotlight. The French-Luxembourgian animated short film Mr. Hublot has just won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film. Here are some snippets and the words of the director: And this is some footage from the ceremony (the only one online at …